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Fun Fact Friday: Helicopters

Fun Fact Friday: Helicopters

Did you know that the one of the earliest known technical designs for what would eventually become known as the helicopter was created by Leonardo da Vinci? It’s true! It has been described as the “aerial screw”, because its rotor resembled the threads of a screw, minus the point. Many attempts at vertical flight we

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Fun Fact Friday: Pizza

Since October is National Pizza Month, it seemed like good time to share some fun facts about pizza! Most folks love pizza, but probably don’t know too much about its origins. According to Wikipedia, The term was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from Gaeta in Central Italy. So, folks have

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Fun Fact Friday: Cheese

Did you know that specialized sellers of cheese are known as cheesemongers? It’s true! Becoming a cheesemonger takes training, years of experience, and the best part…..tasting lots of cheese! Making cheese  is another highly specialized field, and it’s no wonder, because there are hundreds of different kinds of cheese. From large cheese factories to small

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Calendar of Cool: John T. Scopes Born

On August 3, 1900, John T. Scopes was born. He became a biology teacher in Tennesee and was accused of teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. Scopes violated a state law barring the teaching of any theory that countered the Bible’s story of creation. The 1925 “Scopes Monkey Trial,” pitting prosecutor William Jennings Bryan against defense attorney Clarence

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DE Essentials Presents: Board Builder Collaboration!

Discovery Education has recently made a big change to one of our most popular features: it’s now possible for users to collaborate on Board Builders!   These new sharing features allow teachers to view and make edits to their own copy of other users’ Board Builders, meaning that they can build on other teachers’ work

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Fun Fact Friday: Mount Rushmore

Did you know that when Mount Rushmore was originally planned, the sculpture was intended to depict the presidents all the way down to their waists?? It’s true! The monument, featuring the faces of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln, was carved by Gutzon Borglum and 400 other workers, working under Borglum’s direction.

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Fun Fact Friday: Sharks

PHOTO CREDIT: TERRY GROSS Did you know that sharks don’t get cavities? It’s true! It’s Shark Week, the perfect time to highlight some fun facts about sharks! Shark teeth are actually coated in flouride. Some species of shark have a pecking order, and eat from smallest to largest. Sharks can track their prey by its

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